50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

In this post is a list of windows 8 keyboard shortcut keys. With the keyboard shortcuts on windows 8 and 8.1 integrated by Microsoft, it makes navigation through the OS easier and faster. A combination of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse makes up these shortcuts. Other than the obvious ones like  "Ctrl + C for copy", "Ctrl + X for cut", "Ctrl + V for paste" "Ctrl + K to link in", there are several other shortcuts unknown to some people which can make working with windows easier, saving a lot of time and effort.


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List Of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Windows key + Tab :  To show open apps.
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  3. Windows key + I :  To open the Settings.
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  5. Windows Key + L : This shortcut locks the computer.
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  7. Windows key + .  : To pin and unpin Windows apps on the side of the screen. 
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  9. Windows key + M : Minimizes all the open windows.
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  11. Windows Key + Shift + M : Restore all minimized Windows
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  13. Windows Key + + :  Zoom in using Magnifier
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  15. Windows Key + -  :  Zoom out using Magnifier
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  17. Windows Key + F1 : Open Windows Help and Support 
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  19. Windows Key + E : Launch Windows Explorer Window
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  21. Shift + Delete : Permanently delete files without sending it to Recycle Bin
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  23. Windows Key + R : Open Run dialog box
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  25. Windows key + D : To access the desktop quickly and minimize every open window.
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  27. Press and hold Shift While inserting a device with removable storage prevents automatic run.
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  29. CTRL + B: Bold
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  31. CTRL + U: To Underline 
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  33. CTRL + I: For Italics.
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  35. Ctrl + Shift + esc: This keyboard shortcut allows access to the task manager. 
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  37. Alt + Ctrl + Del: This shortcut brings up the lock, sign out, change password etc screen.
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  39. Ctrl + Click: This shortcut automatically opens a link in a new tab.
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  41. Alt + Print Screen: This takes the screenshot of the current active window using either greenshot tool or sniper tool.
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  43. Ctrl + C on an error dialog box:  It copies the error message.
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  45. Ctrl + T: This keyboard shortcut opens a new tab in internet browsers.
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  47. Ctrl + Shift + T: Reopens the last tab that was closed.
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  49. Ctrl + Shift + N: This shortcut opens a new window in Google Chrome.
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  51. Ctrl + Shift + P: For opening a new private window in Mozilla Firefox.
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  53. Ctrl + W: For closing the current tab in browsers.
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  55. Ctrl + Backspace: This shortcut deletes the entire last word you typed.
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  57. Ctrl + Left or Right Arrow key: This shortcut allows you to move the cursor one word at a time instead of the default one character at a time.
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  59. Ctrl  + +:  This shortcut allows you to zoom in web pages in web browsers. Useful when text on a web page is too small to read properly. 
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  61. Ctrl + - : This shortcut lets you zoom out web pages in web browsers, to create a smaller display of text and images.
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  63. Ctrl + 0: Reset the webpage's zoom.
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  65. Ctrl + L: This shortcut allows you to quickly jump to the address bar of your web browser.
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  67. Windows key + Pause/Break: Quickly open the system properties dialog box.
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  69. Ctrl + Shift  + Delete: To quickly delete your browser's history, cookies, cache and other details that it stores while you surf the internet.
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  71. Ctrl + H: Brings up the browser's History
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  73. F2: Allows you to rename the selected file.
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  75. Ctrl + F: This keyboard shortcut opens the Find option in any program.
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  77. Ctrl + S: To quickly save a work in progress, this shortcut will come in handy.
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  79. Ctrl + Home and Ctrl+End: Useful for quickly going to the top and bottom of a page.
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  81. Ctrl + P: Useful for printing the current page.
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  83. Space Bar: While viewing a web page in a browser, pressing space bar moves the page down.
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  85. Alt + Tab: Useful for quickly cycling between running applications. Press along with Shift to cycle backwards.
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  87. Ctrl + Tab: Cycle between tabs in your browser.
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  89. Ctrl + F5: Clears the cache and refreshes the current tab.
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  91. Shift + Right click: Open alternate right click options.
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  93. Alt+Enter Key: To open a file's properties.
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  95. Ctrl + 1, 2, 3: For switching between different tabs on browsers
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  97. Ctrl + Shift + Arrow keys:  To quickly highlight content.
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  99. Ctrl + Shift + Home or Ctrl + Shift + End: Selects the Entire line.
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With the knowledge of some of these Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts you can work faster and more efficiently. Try to memorize these top Windows 8 shortcut keys.



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